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Kalavinka Shastras

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:58 pm

[EDIT MARCH 27 2011] This link (nor the one a few posts down) no longer works, but Dharmamitra will, in time, make his works available in PDF format at his Kalvinkapress site.

Bhikshu Dharmamitra's ten Dharma translations from Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Zhyi etc. are now available in PDF format. These are identical in content to the books. http://ifile.it/t3aqukl" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Post by Huifeng » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:45 am

Will wrote:Bhikshu Dharmamitra's ten Dharma translations from Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Zhyi etc. are now available in PDF format. These are identical in content to the books.

http://rcpt.yousendit.com/856995711/bd7 ... 6a0574de41" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Clicking the link will take you to the download site. Just click the "Download" button once there in order to get all of them. They come in a ZIP file so you should unzip the file once you download it in order to browse the files.

(To unzip in Windows XP, you right-click on the file and choose the "Extract All..." option, then you click "Next" and then "Finish").
Thanks, Will. I have a whole pile of these, from during the work-in-progress stages, while still being proof-read. These seem to be the published versions. May I inquire as to how you acquired them? Did the Venerable pass them on for broader dissemination?

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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Post by Huseng » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:35 pm

I like how he includes the Chinese alongside the English. :smile:

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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:59 pm

Huifeng: Thanks, Will. I have a whole pile of these, from during the work-in-progress stages, while still being proof-read.
So do I.
H: These seem to be the published versions.
Correct.
H: May I inquire as to how you acquired them? Did the Venerable pass them on for broader dissemination?
As a gift, unsolicited. Yes.
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Post by Huseng » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:02 pm

I'm happy to hear he decided to let them out freely on the net as .pdf files. :smile:

We need more of that.

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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Post by Astus » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:24 pm

Hail to Ven. Dharmamitra and FREE DHARMA! :applause:
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Post by Huifeng » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:32 am

Will wrote:
Huifeng: Thanks, Will. I have a whole pile of these, from during the work-in-progress stages, while still being proof-read.
So do I.
H: These seem to be the published versions.
Correct.
H: May I inquire as to how you acquired them? Did the Venerable pass them on for broader dissemination?
As a gift, unsolicited. Yes.
Thanks, Will, I thought as much. :smile:

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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:59 pm

Note the new URL, http://ifile.it/t3aqukl" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; in the first post; the old one expired.
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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:07 pm

Just a reminder of which shastras Dharmamitra Bhikshu translated and are available in print & PDF forms. For the free PDFs see the ifile.it URL above.
The Current Kalavinka Press Title List:
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Meditation Instruction Texts:

The Essentials of Buddhist Meditation
By Shramana Zhiyi (Chih-i) - (538-597 ce)

The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime
By Shramana Zhiyi (Chih-i) - (538-597 ce)
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Bodhisattva Path Texts:

Nagarjuna's Guide to the Bodhisattva Path
The Bodhisambhara Shastra with Abridged Vasitva Commentary
By Arya Nagarjuna (ca 2nd century)

The Bodhisambhara Treatise Commentary
The Sole Extant Commentary on Nagarjuna's Bodhisambhara Shastra
By the early Indian monk, Bhikshu Vasitva (ca 300-500 ce).

Nagarjuna on the Six Perfections
By Arya Nagarjuna

A Strand of Dharma Jewels
The Earliest Edition of Nagarjuna's Ratnavali
By Arya Nagarjuna

Letter from a Friend
The Three Earliest Editions of Nagarjuna's Suhrllekha
By Arya Nagarjuna

Marvelous Stories from the Perfection of Wisdom
As told by Arya Nagarjuna
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Resolve-for-Enlightenment / Bodhicitta Texts:

On Generating the Resolve to Become a Buddha
Three Works on Bodhicitta. By Arya Nagarjuna, Patriarch Sheng'an Shixian, and the Tang literatus, Peixiu.

Vasubandhu's Treatise on the Bodhisattva Vow
By Vasubandhu Bodhisattva (ca 300 ce)
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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Post by Sherab » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:28 am

Astus wrote:Hail to Ven. Dharmamitra and FREE DHARMA! :applause:
I second that. :bow:

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Re: Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:56 pm

Dharmamitra's next project, karma willing, will be Nagarjuna's Dasabhumika Vibhasa. He is over halfway through translating that work. Also there is a revision of Zhiyi's basic meditation manual in the works.
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Re: Kalavinka Shastras

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:45 pm

The four new translations on the left are English only, those on the right are bi-lingual or tri-lingual. These will be available to the public in a month or so. Details will follow:

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Re: Kalavinka Shastras

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:17 pm

You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but this picture (blow up if need be) shows the contents in general:

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Re: Kalavinka Shastras

Post by Miroku » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:27 pm

Oh nice! I was looking for some of these works by Nagarjuna! Perfect, cannot wait for further updates! :woohoo:
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Re: Kalavinka Shastras

Post by Queequeg » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:22 am

Great! Was wondering when new stuff might come out.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Kalavinka Shastras

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:31 pm

In addition to the Nagarjuna shastras, there is also the Ten Grounds Sutra. One translated by Siksananda & one by Kumarajiva, either English-only or Chinese-Sanskrit-English.
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